The Old Particular range was introduced in September 2013 by Fred Laing, soon after he parted ways with his brother and business partner Stewart splitting the portfolio of Douglas Laing & Co.
In the late 2018 the company announced an extension to the range, the Elements Collecton, which celebrates the role of four Elements – Fire, Air, Earth and Water – in whisky making cycle. The packaging for these special bottlings depicts an intricate illustration of each of the four Elements. The initial release “Fire” featured Craigellachie malt aged in sherry cask, the second in line, “Air” is represented by Cameronbridge single grain 27 years old from refill hogshead filled in October 1991 and bottled at cask strength (47.4% abv) in April 2019 with an outrun of 238 bottles.
Nose: slightly waxy, vanilla, caramel, butter cookies, hints of cinnamon and cloves, lemon peel, baked apples and oak.
Palate: sweet cereals, brown sugar, buttered toast, vanilla, golden syrup, milk chocolate, stewed apples and pears hints of coconut flakes and oak.
Finish: fairly long, with notes of vanilla, crème brûlée, hard candy, aniseed, dash of cinnamon and oak.